Livestock & Dairy: Bakewell Market
HPLS Hill Sheep Sale 15-10-2022
High Peak Livestock Society Hill Sheep Sale Report
Saturday 15th October 2022
A catalogued entry of 3066 sheep was sold on behalf of the High Peak Livestock Society. In the pre-sale show for the hill rams some excellent classes were judged by Eli Tattersal from Lancashire.
Some excellent classes forward being mainly Blue Faced Leicester.
1st Matt Critchlow
2nd Mycock & Bright
3rd MJ Wells & Son
1st J Noon
2nd I Gregory
3rd I Gregory
1st SJ Cassidy
2nd AJ & GH Bland
3rd AJ & GH Bland
1st I Gregory
3rd I Gregory
1st Mycock & Bright
Champion pen went to I Gregory with his Cheviot.
The sale commenced at 10am with the ewe lambs with buyers selective in their purchases. With the keep situation still a problem the smaller ewe lambs were harder to sell.
Ewe Lambs Leading Prices:
|Gritstone||To: £91 & £86|
|Blue Faced Leicester||To: £94 & £90|
|Mule||To: £86 & £85|
|Swale||To: £72 & £68|
The shearling ewes followed and demand increased with buyers for all types as many local farmers had held off earlier in the season due to lack of keep.
Shearling Ewes Leading Prices:
|Texel x||To: £152|
Demand in the draft ewe section followed much in line with the shearlings with the better younger sorts well bid for.
|White Faced Woodland||To: £102|
The final section of the day was the breeding ram section which commenced soon after 1.30 with a packed ring still present. Quality was the call of the day with the demand for crossing Leicesters the highlight of the day, with many buyers traveling from as far as Wales as well as numerous locals.
Auctioneers: Alastair Sneddon & Peter Oven
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